So something major that I haven’t shared about my pregnancy yet is… I’ve decided to keep Squish’s gender a surprise! Both to you guys and as a surprise to me. I ummed and ahhed about finding out at the beginning of my pregnancy but decided that it would motivate me through labour more because I’d want to find out if I’m having a little boy or girl. (That’s the theory anyway!) Obviously this makes shopping in advance a little difficult though and one of the first things I did when we made the decision was to google the top gender neutral baby clothing brands. I really struggled to find an article specifically listing a number of brands so I thought it was the perfect excuse to put one together.
The Essential One
This was a brand I actually stumbled across on Instagram and I immediately fell in love with everything on their site! They have so many gorgeous gender neutral ranges and the clothes are amazing quality! They’re all thick, cosy, good quality cotton and feel so soft, I have no worries about putting these near Squish’s sensitive newborn skin. The Essential One kindly sent me a pack of newborn baby grows and short sleeve baby vests in the most adorable star and stripe prints. They’re all in a gorgeous taupey colour and I plan to bring these to the hospital with me for Squish’s first outfit as they’re just so cute! (I also can’t get over how tiny they are! Am I really going to have a human this small?!) The Essential One also have a great sale on at the moment so now’s the time to stock up!
Mamas and Papas
Although Mamas and Papas don’t have as large a range of gender neutral clothes as The Essential One, I’ve still picked up a few little bits and bobs for Squish. The little long sleeve sheep vest were actually one of the first clothing items I got for Squish, they’re 100% cotton, super soft and I just fell in love with the pattern. We bought these in 0-3 as it’s obviously hard to predict what size Squish will be when he/she is born. I also got the cute little cloud vest and bib set in 0-3 months, I just couldn’t resist the pattern!
I was actually really impressed with Mothercare’s gender neutral range. My mum and I headed to a ‘parents to be’ event in our local store a few weeks ago and had a great time. We listened to a great talk on feeding and all the best tips for both breast and bottle feeding (they also showed no bias to how you were choosing to feed your baby which I was super impressed with) and then we had a good nosey through the clothes. So far we’ve picked up some more 0-3 month vests and body suits in a gorgeous grey and white pattern, some have little giraffes on and others are striped or patterned.
A few other gender neutral brands worth checking out are:
JoJo Maman Bebe – how could I not mention my fav pregnancy and baby brand?! JoJo’s have so many cute gender neutral baby things, I’m in love with their Breton Bebe sleepsuit! I can just picture lil Squish and myself matching in our stripey outfits!
Fred & Noah – stock the cutest little baby leggings! I can’t wait to pick up on a few pairs, they also make matching parent leggings which will be perfect for all those Instagram pics!
Next – Next has always been a favourite shop of mine, half my wardrobe is from there so I’ve always ahhed at their cute baby clothes on the way through to the ladies section. I picked up the cutest ‘I love mummy’ hat set with little giraffes on and I can’t wait to go back and pick up more bits and bobs, they have some really cute gender neutral ranges.
Organic Zoo – I’m head over heels for the stripe and slogan onsies and bodysuits from Organic Zoo, seriously you need to check out their site. They’re monochrome, modern and keep my stripe obsession going!
Pigeon Organics – Pigeon Organics is another place for the cutest little striped rompers and play suits. (Can you tell there’s a theme?!)